like Miss South Africa contestwhich seeks to give married women a platform to become ambassadors for the country, is back, and the top 30 finalists were recently announced at a gala at Johannesburg’s Marcellus Theatre.
Taking part in the competition is a dream come true, says Soweto-based Tshego Gaelae. Gaelae plans to empower the public by creating awareness about social justice and legal rights of citizens.
“Ms. South Africa is not just a pageant, but a platform that celebrates women for all their diversity, strength and passion. It does not expect women to be crammed into a set of requirements but instead empowers them to become the best version of themselves,” she said.
This year’s jury includes former Ms. South African titleholders, Matapa Mayela and Jacqueline Ferns, Dr. Vizel Mkize and Catherine Konstantinides.
In selecting the top 30 finalists, Ms. Joanne Johnson, CEO of South Africa, said it was the finalists’ dedication that made them stand out from the 100 semi-final entries.
“We are simply amazed by the incredible talent and dedication shown by each of this year’s top 30 finalists, and we look forward to welcoming them to the next leg of their Dallmayr Mrs South Africa journey,” she said.
“Their strength, resilience and determination to truly pursue their dreams serve as an example to all women and girls, and we are proud to be part of a new chapter in their stories,” she said.
The Grand Final, where one of the finalists will be crowned the new Dallmayr Mrs South Africa, will take place on 17 November.